Vietnam - SYM meeting of Salesian parishes of Ho Chi Minh and Dong Nai
Bien Hoa, Vietnam - April 2021 - On April 20 and 21, in the "Don Bosco Tan Cang" community, a gathering of young people from the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) from the Salesian parishes of Ho Chi Mihn City and the province of Dong Nai took place. The meeting, centered on the theme inspired by the Rector Major's Strenna 2021, "Young people moved by hope in today's world", was attended by 280 young people, led by Fr John Chrysostom Pham Ngoc Truong, Provincial Delegate for Youth Ministry in Vietnam; Fr Peter Pham Huy Hoang, Head of the SYM commission; and Fr John the Baptist Do Van Tien, and Fr Bosco Vu Tien Dung. Fr Joseph Nguyen Van Quang, Superior of the Salesian Province of Vietnam, presided over the Eucharist concelebrated by Fr Barnabas Le An Phong, appointed VIE Provincial last January. During his homily, Fr Van Quang invited young people to live hope and become witnesses of hope for today's world and in their own context of life.